59 min

Everything Will Be Alright | Alfred Nomad The Career Musician

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Alfred Nomad is an artist activist creating his own path as an MC after falling in love with art and hip hop culture as an adolescent. Originally starting as a poet, Alfred grew from poems to putting lyrics in songs while in his hometown Indianapolis, IN. He notes influences from Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Jill Scott, The Roots and Common. Currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Alfred has released several projects independently; The Pursuit of Happiness (2013), The Light Bulb Moment (2015), and 14 Hours (2017). Alfred is organically building his audience through independently touring which has resulted in opening up for popular acts such as Big Boi, MGK, Trey Songz, T-Pain and Waka Flaka, as well as headlining his own US tour and annual festival LxVE Fest. With his thoughtful life driven subject matter and musically modern sound that tends to blend with Jazz, eclectic samples and an alternative influence he lets his art speak to the lives of his listeners.

alfrednomad.com
@thecareermusician
@nomadsplace

0:00:00 Alfred Nomad Intro
0:00:50 Alfred finding The Career Musician
0:02:30 Alfred on being an indie artist
0:03:30 Alfred's beginnings in Indiana
0:05:45 Moving to LA from Indiana
0:07:30 Having social awareness
0:08:30 Words matter - Nomad's childhood
0:10:15 Rap that tells the story of a community (Mos Def, Common, etc.)
0:12:15 Alfred growing up on Earth Wind and Fire, Heatwave, The OJs, Motown
0:13:30 Alfred loves Amy Winehouse, and Average White Band
0:14:30 Music and how it's related to art (Jean-Michel Basquiat)
0:17:00 Nomad on being music director for Kenny Babyface Edmonds
0:18:00 90s Grunge and Hip Hop at the the same time
0:19:30 Alfred on being an entrepreneur
0:22:30 The Rattle - Crunch base Company
0:25:00 Find structure, and have a plan
0:26:00 Everything will be alright
0:29:45 Alfred's exclusive platform: tone.vision 
0:31:00 Figure out your vision and brand indentity
0:33:30 Mid-roll
0:34:00 Learning from marketing guru Seth Godin
0:36:30 Alfred Nomad wants to be HIS best, not THE best
0:39:15 Nomad on Jaco Pastorius
0:40:45 Alfred on Black Lives Matter 2020
0:42:15 Alfred's single "Calm Down"
0:43:00 Alfred's single "Justice"
0:45:45 The system isn't broken, the sad reality is that it was built to be corrupt
0:49:00 Alfred on helping black creatives in his community
0:49:30 Alfred's projects on the horizon
0:50:00 Offering Therapy session from the Everything Is Alright" initiative
0:51:30 Closing statements
0:52:00 Alfred's words of wisdom
0:53:00 Learn the rules like a pro, then break them like an artist
0:54:00 Do it because it matters, not for the numbers
0:55:00 Rapid fire!

Alfred Nomad is an artist activist creating his own path as an MC after falling in love with art and hip hop culture as an adolescent. Originally starting as a poet, Alfred grew from poems to putting lyrics in songs while in his hometown Indianapolis, IN. He notes influences from Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Jill Scott, The Roots and Common. Currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Alfred has released several projects independently; The Pursuit of Happiness (2013), The Light Bulb Moment (2015), and 14 Hours (2017). Alfred is organically building his audience through independently touring which has resulted in opening up for popular acts such as Big Boi, MGK, Trey Songz, T-Pain and Waka Flaka, as well as headlining his own US tour and annual festival LxVE Fest. With his thoughtful life driven subject matter and musically modern sound that tends to blend with Jazz, eclectic samples and an alternative influence he lets his art speak to the lives of his listeners.

alfrednomad.com
@thecareermusician
@nomadsplace

0:00:00 Alfred Nomad Intro
0:00:50 Alfred finding The Career Musician
0:02:30 Alfred on being an indie artist
0:03:30 Alfred's beginnings in Indiana
0:05:45 Moving to LA from Indiana
0:07:30 Having social awareness
0:08:30 Words matter - Nomad's childhood
0:10:15 Rap that tells the story of a community (Mos Def, Common, etc.)
0:12:15 Alfred growing up on Earth Wind and Fire, Heatwave, The OJs, Motown
0:13:30 Alfred loves Amy Winehouse, and Average White Band
0:14:30 Music and how it's related to art (Jean-Michel Basquiat)
0:17:00 Nomad on being music director for Kenny Babyface Edmonds
0:18:00 90s Grunge and Hip Hop at the the same time
0:19:30 Alfred on being an entrepreneur
0:22:30 The Rattle - Crunch base Company
0:25:00 Find structure, and have a plan
0:26:00 Everything will be alright
0:29:45 Alfred's exclusive platform: tone.vision 
0:31:00 Figure out your vision and brand indentity
0:33:30 Mid-roll
0:34:00 Learning from marketing guru Seth Godin
0:36:30 Alfred Nomad wants to be HIS best, not THE best
0:39:15 Nomad on Jaco Pastorius
0:40:45 Alfred on Black Lives Matter 2020
0:42:15 Alfred's single "Calm Down"
0:43:00 Alfred's single "Justice"
0:45:45 The system isn't broken, the sad reality is that it was built to be corrupt
0:49:00 Alfred on helping black creatives in his community
0:49:30 Alfred's projects on the horizon
0:50:00 Offering Therapy session from the Everything Is Alright" initiative
0:51:30 Closing statements
0:52:00 Alfred's words of wisdom
0:53:00 Learn the rules like a pro, then break them like an artist
0:54:00 Do it because it matters, not for the numbers
0:55:00 Rapid fire!

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